Smokepurpp Explains His Role In Writing Kanye West & Lil Pump’s “I Love It”

Published At: 12 December 2019 , 03:46 PM

Pump’s portion of the song got together at the rapper’s 18th birthday party.

Kanye West and Lil Pump teamed up surprisingly in 2018 for “I Love It,” a raunchy ode to losing women that topping No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In a recent conversation with No Jumper, however, Pump’s longtime colleague and partner, Smokepurpp, received credit for the song.

“The ‘I Love It’ shit. I wrote that shit,” he stated. “It was on Pump’s birthday. This nigga named Pump, blah, blah, blah. He desired to perform a song about this, and I just wrote the song. And it randomly just came out. And he is like, ‘Yo, the shit you wrote came out.’”

Smokepurpp does have a writing credit on “I Love It” (one of seven listed writers on ASCAP beside Kanye, Pump, and the song’s producers). His tale about the song’s origin also ranks up with an October 2018 Billboard interview, where Pump and his manager Dooney Battle revealed that the track came together on the day of Pump’s 18th birthday gathering. However, it’s unclear how much of the song he’s getting credit for, as Pump and Battle both alleged “I Love It” arrived with Kanye’s portion previously intact.

It’s also worth seeing that in his No Jumper interview, Smokepurpp walked back earlier claims that he “gave” Pump the breakout 2017 hit, “Gucci Gang.” “Yeah, man, I was playing. I ain’t write ‘Gucci Gang,’” he stated.

The two rappers have worked mutually on plenty of occasions, but typically Purpp provides a feature verse or production work. In this case, he only listed as a writer.